Having put a bid on an eBay item I usually leave it alone, that avoids the temptation to up the offer, but I had set my heart on these so I did revisit and increase my bid when another buyer … Continue reading
Yesterday’s operating session to try out the mineral train workings was a bit hectic. Mainly because trying to film trains on one side of the garage when the controllers are on the other side is not a simple task. What’s … Continue reading
Railways were invented for the carriage of minerals. Model railways were invented to have some fun with.
It’s not often the FCPyF buys a new loco these days, second hand or home made yes, but not NEW. This one was going for a song though. It’s not a fine-scale model, but I’m not a fine-scale modeller so … Continue reading
About a quarter of the FCPyF’s freight stock is of OO scale origin and still fitted with tension lock couplers. Obviously this can give rise to operating problems, but some real life railways faced the same issues when converting from … Continue reading
The earthquake that dislodged Lone Pine Rock on Sunday also caused a roof fall in the mine at Rio Paleta. The mine runs gently uphill as it gets further away from the adit and so drains naturally but there is … Continue reading